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FAME has its ups and downs, but while it can’t guarantee happiness it should at least mean people know who you are.

WITH questions being asked about our food supply – and exactly how much horse there is in it – there’s a good chance this year’s EIFF could have a hit with plans to screen the sci-fi classic about mysterious meals, Soylent Green. Just don’t ask for seconds.

Push birthday boat out

SHE has had a few wobbles in recent years and very nearly wound up going under before a bit of an operation.

Yes, it has been an interesting life for the Royal Yacht Britannia, which yesterday marked 60 years since her launch from John Brown’s shipyard on the Clyde.

Fireworks and plenty of blue and white flags were out for the celebrations while rolling back the years for hundreds of visitors who were encouraged to join the party on the big day.

White knight and the man in black

FAME has its ups and downs, but while it can’t guarantee happiness it should at least mean people know who you are.

Sir Chris Hoy, for example, is a legend who has won Sports Personality of the Year, has more gold medals than any other Brit and is about to unleash his own brand of bike on the world.

So it’s a bit of a surprise that people are still mistaking him for Chris Foy, an English referee of questionable aptitude who has a habit of annoying supporters.

Sir Chris was targeted by Tottenham fans upset at Foy, above, last year, and again found himself a target following the ref’s performance in the weekend’s Chelsea v Man City FA Cup tie, but laughed it off, tweeting: “I guess Chris Foy’s having a shocker again today!”

‘Frisky’ panda is washing her bear

IT’S the biggest date in the panda calendar, and perhaps the most exciting thing ever to happen at Edinburgh Zoo – but it seems the lady didn’t get the memo.

Scientists were getting excited yesterday with signs that Tian Tian was approaching her 36-hour window of opportunity to mate – only to see her spend most of the day snoozing.